If you thought Frozen’s world domination was slowing down, you’d be wrong. A brand new seven-minute short film Frozen Fever is soon to hit screens, showing in cinemas before Disney’s Cinderella – released in the UK on 27th March 2015.
The short-but-sweet sequel will see the return of all our favourite characters including Princess Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) as Arendelle and its residents gets a summery makeover, as shown in five brand new stills:
You may notice a smile on Elsa’s face – yup, the once-icy queen is a lot happier in the short, despite the sniffles getting in the way of preparations for her sister’s birthday party. “Elsa doesn’t get a cold in the usual way,” director Jennifer Lee tells USA Today. “She’s special. Surprising things occur that wreak a little havoc.”
“It’s another side of Elsa the audience hasn’t seen before and we hadn’t really played with in the original feature,” adds co-director Chris Buck who reunited with Lee for the short.
Also back on board for the follow-up are ice merchant Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his reindeer Sven, and loveable snowman Olaf (Josh Gad), pictured here feasting on an Anna’s decadent birthday cake.
The entire gang is pictured in full in a brand new family portrait, now sitting pride of place in the once-gloomy castle.
But, most exciting of all is the news that the short will feature a brand new song written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – the husband-and-wife duo behind Menzel’s mega-hit Let It Go. “If history is any indicator, kids will go nuts,” says Gad – which means we can all expect to have it lodged in our memories for the foreseeable future.